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November 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 4:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Victoria Aveyard

The Red Queen is a sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace.…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Gitty Daneshvari

Are you ordinary? Perfect! Join the adventures of The League of Unexceptional Children, a covert network that uses the nation’s most average, normal, and utterly unexceptional children as spies.…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War, where bloodthirsty Ares, god of war, and his clever and powerful sister, Athena, go head-to-head, in Ares: Bringer of War.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 5:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Miami Through the Lens 1977-1982

Journalist Brett Sokol and photographer Charles Hashim discuss We Are Everywhere And We Shall Be Free: Charles Hashim’s Miami 1977-1982, which collects previously unseen photos from the late 1970s and early 1980s, capturing “The Magic City” as its old social conventions came apart at the seams. Joining them is Miami Beach-based photographer and author, Andrew Kaufman, whose Arty Gras, a photographic journal with over 150 images, chronicles the Wynwood street art scene.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Art of the Typewriter

From the founders of the world’s largest visual and concrete poetry archive, Marvin and Ruth Sackner, comes The Art of Typewriting, a definitive overview of typewriter art. Richard Polt’s The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century is the connoisseur’s guide to the typewriter.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Talk with Comics Legend Bill Griffith

Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir, Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Body Politic in Comics

A discussion on putting personally and politically difficult topics from real life on the comics page. Jennifer Hayden’s graphic novel about her life and her experience with breast cancer is the aptly named The Story of My Tits. Leah Hayes‘ graphic novel, Not Funny Ha-Ha, presents two young women from different backgrounds as they go through the process of having an abortion. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tru-ish Tales: Comics

Authentic experiences become dynamic narratives: From Harvey-and-Eisner-nominated cartoonist and editor Glenn Head comes the graphic memoir Chicago, the hilarious and harrowing tale of a nineteen-year-old virgin who drops out of everything and into the unknown. In Trashed, garbage collector turned comic artist Derf Backderf shares tales about his experiences collecting garbage in a rural Midwest town after graduating from high school.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Civil War, Graphically

The graphic novel Battle Lines has been called “a Civil War comic Hollywood can learn from” by the Atlantic and “a remarkable achievement both as a work of history and visual literature” by Salon. Learn about its making from its authors, award-winning historian Ari Kelman (A Misplaced Massacre) and historical graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (Trinity). Moderated by Battle Lines editor Joan Hilty.  …

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Best American Comics, 2015

The Best American Comics 2015 — the tenth annual volume in the New York Times bestselling series — was guest edited this year by novelist Jonathan Lethem, who selected a dazzling variety of work from the celebrated to the obscure. In this special panel discussion, series editor Bill Kartalopoulos will talk to contributing artists Gabrielle BellJulia Gfrörer and Anders Nilsen.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Grown Ups LOVE Comics, Too!

Remember watching an old cartoon as an adult and understanding there was so much more going on than you’d realized as a kid?  Just because it’s in the children’s section doesn’t mean it’s JUST for kids. These stories from Craig Thompson, Martin Olson, Matt Holm and George O’Connor go beyond their bookstore age bracket. Moderated by Conor McCreery.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Scott McCloud and Cory Doctorow: A Conversation

Award-winning author Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work in The Sculptor. From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash. Moderated by Calvin Reid.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Here I Am: The Roots of Hip-Hop

The Bronx — Paris — Los Angeles — early 1990s — hip-hop. In her photo collection Here I Am, Bronx-born photographer and cinematographer Lisa Leone opens portals to the sounds, places and, most importantly, the people who forged and continue to influence the energy that is hip-hop. Join Leone and graffiti artist and hip-hop pioneer FAB 5 FREDDY (Fred Brathwaite), actor Rosie Perez, and hip-hop artist Mare 139 (Carlos Rodriguez),…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Legacies of Comics Legends Eisner and Schulz

Three time Eisner Award-winner Chip Kidd teams up with Geoff Spear and Jeff Kinney to honor the most popular and influential comic strip of all time, in Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts. Former president and publisher of DC Comics, Paul Levitz celebrates the man who changed comics forever in Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel. Moderated by Charles Kochman, Executive Editor, Abrams Comics Arts.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crossing Over: Comics and Prose

Crossing between comics and prose: why and how? An all-star lineup explores their experiences writing both across multiple genres. With Alex Segura (Silent City, Archie), Cory Doctorow (Homeland, In Real Life), and Jeff Burandt (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad). Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.

November 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 4:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conor McCreery

Kill Shakespeare takes the tales of the Bard and brings them to the dark side. Shakespeare’s most formidable villains get pitted against his greatest heroes in an epic adventure to find the reclusive and mysterious wizard known as William Shakespeare.  RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Conor McCreery

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Amy Ignatow

A diverse crew of middle school kids with very limited super-hero powers become unlikely friends as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, in The Mighty Odds. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Amy Ignatow

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Brave New Worlds: Building Comics Universes

Faith Erin Hicks, Robert Venditti, Eddie Pittman and Jeffrey Brown come together to answer the question: How do you build your own vibrant comics universe and how do you stake out your own ground in the universes of others? Moderated by Conor McCreery.   The graphic novel for children, Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, by Jeffrey Brown, is the a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Takes on Tales Retold

Pantheons, princesses, plagues, and private eyes: these comics creators give classic tropes new meaning. Featuring George O’Connor with Apollo: The Brilliant God, Matthew Phelan with Snow White, and Julia Gfrorer with Laid Waste.   In Julia Gfrörer‘s graphic novel, Laid Waste, a supernaturally strong, medieval widow must decide how to use her powers in a plague-ravaged medieval city. In Apollo: The Brilliant One, the latest volume of Olympians,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Teenage Riot: YA Reality with a Comics Kick

Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), Maggie Thrash (We Know It Was You) and Jessica Abel (Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars) talk about their new YA thrillers and how their travels between comics and prose challenge and inspire them. Moderated by Alex Segura, author of Down the Darkest Street. Two hundred years from now, on the newly inhabited Mars, Trish “Trash” Nupindju dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Play to Win: Graphic Novel Games

Graphic novels that use puzzle theory, coding and video game history to turn readers of all ages on to science and Shakespeare: Ryan North (Romeo and/or Juliet), Box Brown (Tetris: The Games People Play) and Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang (Secret Coders) invite us to play. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.   In Tetris: The Games People Play,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Short Stories, Big Ideas

Masters of short-form comics, narrative illustration, and webcomics discuss the world of writing small and thinking big. Leela Corman (We all Wish For Deadly Force), Drew Weing (Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo) and Frank Viva (Sea Change) discuss. Moderated by Jessica Abel (Trish Trash, Artbabe).   We all Wish for Deadly Force is a collection of short stories by Leela Corman, including devastating personal loss,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight on Best American Comics

Guest-edited by Roz Chast, the eleventh annual volume of the New York Times bestselling series showcases a wide range of “varied, provocative feats of cartooning”—The Comics Journal. Series editor, comics critic, educator, and curator Bill Kartalopoulos talks to contributors: renowned comics author Ben Katchor , regular contributor to the New Yorker, Richard McGuire; and Canadian cartoonist and artist Marc Bell.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Investigative History: Comics That Uncover

Nick Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), and Trina Robbins (The Complete Wimmen’s Comix) discuss reporting and reliving unanswered questions from the Iraq War, from the life of Pop Art’s most radical and famous figure, and from 30 years of women’s lives as told in underground comix. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.   In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Serious Satire

Returning from their startling and hilarious illustrated retelling of the Bible in Apocrypha Now, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler discuss the art of satire with Benjamin Frisch, whose The Fun Family takes aim at real-world stress on the nuclear family.   Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler take a faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more in Apocrypha Now. In his debut graphic novel,…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Child’s-Eye View: Memories and Memoirs of Youth

Wisdom doesn’t always come with age; what do adult readers learn from challenged lives lived by the very young?  In her graphic memoir, Long Red Hair, Meags Fitzgerald‘s childhood full of sleepovers, amateur fortune-telling and watching scary movies can’t hide her suspicion that she is unlike her friends. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Chronicling the Urban Landscape

A native New Yorker is fed up with life in the dregs of a drug-addled Alphabet City, where his neighbors are shut-ins and his bicycle is always getting stolen, in Dean Haspiel’s graphic novel, Beef with Tomato. The classic graphic novel Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay, by the landmark cartoonist Ben Katchor, is back in print for its twenty-fifth anniversary. Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of Richard McGuire‘s “spot”…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

They Shoot Black People, Don’t They?: A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality in the U.S.

Ripped from today’s headlines, Glyph/Harvey/Inkpot Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight brings his world-renowned slideshow to the Miami Book Fair. With a deft, humorous touch, Keef highlights 20 plus years of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States with works that originated in his various cartoon series, (th)ink, The K Chronicles, as well as his nationally syndicated comic strip, The Knight Life.  Keef’s funny, yet hard hitting strips about civil rights led him to be named one of the 2015 NAACP History Makers.…

November 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Mariko Tamaki

The five scouts of Roanoke Cabin return for another summer at camp, earning badges and solving supernatural mysteries –this time with Cloud People and unicorns—in Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power. RSVP Here!…

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Mariko Tamaki

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Faith Erin Hicks

So, you happen to be a super hero who also shops at thrift stores for capes and loves kittens. The Adventures of Superhero Girl mixes monsters and supernatural happenings with ordinary disasters—like your cape shrinking in the wash! RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka has many questions: Why won’t her mother ever talk about India or what happened to her father? But when she discovers a magical Pashmina, she is transported to a world more colorful than any Bollywood film and into an adventure to find the family she never knew. RSVP Here!…

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Nidhi Chanani

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Politics of YA

Young adult fiction is more popular — and more controversial — than ever. Once there were taboos and book bans; now there’s YA Twitter. How do authors cope with the fine line between being too SJW (Social Justice Warrior) or not SJW enough, especially in the already-opinionated comics world? Matt Holm (Swing It, Sunny), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Cecil Castelluci (Soupy Leaves Home) and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy) talk about the balancing act and challenging the definition of all-ages.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fantasy: Youth’s Portal to Reality

Get a glimpse at surreal tales where children grow up to be robots, toys come alive, and a surfboard carries friends into a supernatural mystery, and gods struggle with real desires. These top creators share insight about why fantasy can be the best tool to teach kids about reality, with Janet Lee and Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), Liniers (Good Night, Planet), George O’Connor (Olympians) and Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls).…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living in History

How does the comics medium make living, breathing characters of history? How do creators balance navigating the importance of accuracy with the awesome power of visual imagination? Talk history in illustrated form with Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Khalil Bendib (Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance) art historian and web writer Mark Fertig (Take That, Adolf) and Nate Powell (March trilogy,

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Old Heroes, New Powers

As superheroes surge from the standard avenues of comic stores and blockbuster theaters onto the small screen and bookstore shelf, there’s a new hunger for fresh perspectives on what makes heroes super. Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus) and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis) discuss what they’re doing to deliver that! Moderated by Joan Hilty. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Women Wanderers

Skating, driving West, discovering a family homeland inside a pashmina shawl, living Jane Eyre’s life in modern NYC — these are stories of women looking for home and identity and discovering, against all expectations, the things that create it for them. With Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Nicole Georges (Fetch) and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Moderated by Andrea Askowitz. Sponsored by

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Women Wanderers

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Robert Sikoryak presents Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

For the first time ever, cartoonist Robert Sikoryak brings his famed Carousel event to the Miami Book Fair! What began in NYC in 1997 and has made its home at NYC’s Dixon Place has become a comics cult favorite, popping-up at comics festivals all over the U.S. like TCAF, S.D.C.C. MECAF, MICE and more. Carousel turns the regular ol’ comics presentation on its head using live narration, music, or sound effects combined with stick figures, lush illustrations, live painting or even dance,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Horror, Noir, Immortality

Terror, death, and rebirth find new life with three authors who all buck genre conventions in their work to explore and explode these terrifying, yet weirdly empowering themes. Start your morning with a little noir alongside Victor LaValle (Destroyer), Jason Shiga (Demon), Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare series) and Eric Grissom (Gregory Suicide). Moderated by Alex Segura. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Summers of Love & War

In today’s hyper-charged political climate, two new works look at the last era of major social upheaval in the U.S. – the 1960s and 70s – for clues on where to go from here. Talk through memoirs of waitressing for art, and travelling from sci-fi to the Sunset Strip, with Mimi Pond (The Customer Is Always Wrong), and Trina Robbins (Last Girl Standing). Moderated by Joan Hilty. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Future Shock

From Ray Bradbury to H.G. Wells, Science Fiction writers have been predicting our future for decades. Join our own panel of visionaries as they tell us what they see when they look ahead. (Spoiler Alert: It’s not all good.) with Mike Cavallaro (Decelerate Blue), Michel Fiffe (Zegas), Mr.Fish (And Then the World Blew Up). Moderated by George O’Connor. Sponsored by

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

SPOTLIGHT: Kirby’s Moral Universe

Jack Kirby’s personal and public beliefs drove the creation of an unforgettable range of iconic heroes – and helped shape a propaganda tide. Former assistant to Kirby himself, Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics) joins Editorial Director at Abrams ComicArts Charlie Kochman for a conversation about the life, work and legend of the man who changed comics forever, Jack Kirby. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Best American Comics 2017

Guest-edited by Ben Katchor, the twelfth annual volume of the New York Times bestselling series returns with a collection where “every last page is worth a look” (Bustle).  Join Katchor as he talks with some of this year’s contributors to Best American Comics including Matthew Thurber and Lale Westvind. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

SPOTLIGHT: The Trump Presidential Library

The Los Angeles Times called it a “must-see panel of Comic-Con 2017”, and now it’s coming to Miami! Political satire has reached new heights since the election of President Trump; Shannon Wheeler (Shit My President Says) and Robert Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump) promise laughter and tears (and a presentation with slides) as they work through the nation’s current political reality. Sponsored by

November 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sara Farizan

When Bijan Majidi suddenly finds himself a basketball celebrity—and a target for cyberbullying—he has to learn fast how to grow up, speak out, and fight prejudice, all while finishing high school in Here to Stay.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Conor McCreery

Finn and Jake find themselves traveling across different worlds on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land. It’s a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of Cartoon Network favorites, Adventure Time x Regular Show.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Megan Shepherd

Grim Lovelies is part caper, part Parisian fairy tale. Anouk, a Beastie enchanted from animal to human girl, has three days to find her mistress’s killer before the spell keeping her human fades away.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Baddest New Superheroes on the Block

We all know the classic heavy hitters in the superhero game — we’ve seen them time and time again in storylines new and old. We love them, but sometimes we just need something new. Join Gabby Rivera (America Chavez series) and Kwanza Osajyefo (Black AF: America’s Sweetheart) as they explore a refreshing vision for stories untold with new superheroes joining the classic pantheon that better reflect today’s populace.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Medicine in Miami

The intersection of comics and medicine is creating one of the most exciting new genres for the graphic story. From navigating mental illness and physical disability to the epidemic of myths and misinformation around Big Pharma and public health, Rachel Lindsay (RX), Kriota Willberg (Draw Stronger), Liana Finck (Passing for Human). Moderated by Joan Hilty.  …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Myths and Folktales

Three bestselling masters of mythology discuss the power of the graphic story to tell old tales in new ways. Join Jaime Hernandez (The Dragon Slayer), George O’Connor (The Olympians), and Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Firebug).  Moderated by Madeline Miller. …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Odd One Out: Memoirs of Un-belonging

All life stories are unique, but when your origin tale sometimes seems too strange for words, how do you tell it? Whether it’s being a quiz-show prodigy, searching for your cat and your soul, learning human connection from your shadow, or transitioning gender, Michael Kupperman (All the Answers), Maggie Thrash (Lost Soul Be At Peace), Liana Finck (Passing for Human), and Erin Nations (Gumballs) explore the challenges of being the odd one out. …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Beasts of Our Own Making

The seductive pull of love — it’s an endlessly powerful force in literature, creating some of the funniest, bleakest, and most haunting scenarios we can imagine as writers and artists. Pull up a chair with Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic) and Nate Powell (Come Again) to find out what dark beasts lie on the edges of desire. Moderated by Adrian Todd Zuniga.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Smutty Comics (for mature audiences only)

We all know now that comics aren’t JUST for kids anymore. But what about comics that are distinctly… adult? Join purveyors of the finest “sexy” comics, Sarah Mirk (Open Earth), Ryan Maniulit (Hardwire & Friction), EdMo (NSFW) and Jess Fink (Chester 5000) as they talk to you about what makes comics the perfect medium for porn, how they got their start in “drawing blue”, and why their work can titillate,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eye on the Big Apple

In three dazzling new works of New York City history, Pete Tomasi (The Bridge), and Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo) reveal the amazing true stories of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Apollo Theater, and the endlessly changing visual and cultural landscape of the Big Apple. Moderated by Joan Hilty. …

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sunday Funnies

Bob Eckstein on The Illustrated History of the Snowman and The World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards, and Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive.

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Sunday Funnies

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Webcomics to Print Comics: The Revolution is Here

Webcomics USED to be about finding a way to break in to print, but nowadays the web is all you need to make a living AND tell stories that publishers think “don’t have a market.” Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please), Carolyn Nowak (Girl Town), and Farel Dalrymple (It Will All Hurt) will talk about how they build their audience while giving voice to under-served ones,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight on Lumberjanes

More than just a girl-centric comic series, Lumberjanes immediately garnered critical acclaim as an all-ages female-led and female-authored title packed with adventure and non-stop entertainment. Join co-creator and Boom! editor Shannon Watters and contributing authors Gabby Rivera and Carolyn Nowak for a journey to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types as they explore all the mystery it holds. Moderated by Kate Schatz.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Young, Defenseless, and Brave

When you’re young and plunged into unimaginable peril, you can live a hundred adult lifetimes in one wild adventure. From a missing-children epidemic in turn-of-the-century Hong Kong to an ‘Inglorious Bastard-child” in Nazi Germany, to youth gangs in a futuristic wilderness of monsters, Anne Opotowsky and Aya Morton (His Dream of the Skyland), Geoff Moore (Son of Hitler) and Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies) take us to new heights of youthful dark fantasy. Moderated by Kwanza Osajyefo.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pretty on the Outside: Village Secrets in Fiction

Find out what it’s like to lift the pretty lid of an idyllic community and fall into its dark underside. Nate Powell (Come Again), David Small (Home After Dark), and Maggie Thrash (We Know it was You, Honor Girl) explore tarnished Golden State small-town life, secretive utopian communities, and the deceptive appearances of summer camps and high schools. Moderated by Alex Segura.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight: Chip Kidd in conversation with Charlie Kochman on Alex Ross’ Marvelocity

Blasting onto the scene with 1994’s classic, Marvels, Alex Ross brought the denizens of the Marvel universe to life in a way we had never seen before. Decades later, he continues to breathe life into the world’s greatest superheroes and supervillains with his photo realistic depictions. Join author and designer Chip Kidd and Abrams Editorial Director Charlie Kochman as they explore the drawings, paintings, photographs and unpublished stories in the epic new collection, Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross.…

November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Nina Moreno

Don’t Date Rosa Santos (Disney-Hyperion) is her first novel. Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home,…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author William Lashner

Elizabeth Webster’s lawyer father is missing, and a ghost haunting her friend Harry is asking for her. Elizabeth soon discovers her family’s secret law firm, Webster & Son, Attorneys for the Damned. Demons and ghosts take the witness stand in Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas.…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Naomi Shihab Nye

2019 National Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye has collected one hundred original poems in Voices in the Air, honoring artists, writers, historical figures, and ordinary people who motivate us to live rewarding and graceful lives.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comics! Bob Eckstein and Liana Finck

Whether you start the morning with a cup of coffee and the New Yorker, or tea and an Instagram story, cartoons are still a part of Saturday morning rituals. Start your Saturday off with these incredible collections from New Yorker artists Bob Eckstein (The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Cartoons) and Liana Finck (Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self).…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Novel Adaptations

From television, to podcasts, to games and ancient myths, these creators are mining diverse media, new and old, and turning them into crackling-good comics. Join Carey Pietsch (Adventure Zone), George O’Connor (Olympians), Vita Ayala (Magic: the Gathering: Chandra), and Tini Howard (GLOW), as they talk about the challenges of adapting someone else’s work, and how it ends up an amazing, but totally different, reading experience.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comics Spotlight: 25 Years of MUTTS Comics with Patrick McDonnell!

For 25 years, author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell has brought the curious cat Mooch and loyal, trusting dog Earl, to life, along with the other inhabitants of the Mutts world. Celebrate the beloved world of Mutts, and take a deep dive into never-before-seen work, outtakes and more, in this career-spanning conversation with Partick McDonnell and Abrams ComicsArts Editorial Director, Charlie Kochman.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Memory Hole: Your Life in Pictures

Our memories are our most cherished, painful and deceitful possessions – diving back into them means facing realities we’re not always ready for. Cecil Castellucci (Girl on Film), Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), Brian Fies (A Fire Story), and David Heatley (Qualification), talk about memories, both real and imagined, and discuss how time always provides a new way to process our past. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This).…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spec Fic Sci-Fi Explosion

A mysterious traveler watches humanity’s rise and fall, two women uncover a galaxy-spanning conspiracy, a detective gets tangled up in a murderous gang’s pursuit of a legendary mind-altering substance, a young woman discovers cheap rent can be deadly in an Afrofuturist tale of gentrification horror. Koren Shadmi (Highwayman), Paul Pope (Heavy Liquid), Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS) gather to take you on a tour of the strangest and most exhilarating sci-fi tales in comics.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

I Belong Here: Identity as Power

How we navigate how others see us, and how that causes us to see ourselves are a key part of finding our path in life. Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer), and Vita Ayala (The Wilds), explore how the standards of “normality” manipulate perceptions of gender, race, and cultural heritage, and how they’re breaking those standards down. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This). Mira Jacob (Good Talk) UNABLE TO APPEAR…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Imaginary Anatomy, Real Desire: Comics

Kate Lacour (Vivisectionary) will take you on a journey to the darkest corners of the human psyche. If you’re lucky, they’ll bring you back…. (MATURE CONTENT)   Cynthia Von Buhler UNABLE TO APPEAR Nina Bunjevac UNABLE TO APPEAR…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Youth in Revolt

Rebel youth get their lives back on track by running away — to New Orleans, to a low-budget slasher film set, to outer space! MK Reed and Greg Means (Penny Nichols), and Hannah Templer (Cosmoknights), talk about driving their young protagonists’ destinies and how comics publishing is redefining books for young people.  In Danielle Page’s graphic novel Mera: Tidebreaker, Mera’s plan to assassinate Aquaman gets sidetracked when she and Aquaman unexpectedly fall in love. …

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Youth in Revolt

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Best American Comics

Every year, Best American Comics collects some of the most exciting graphic works of the year, showcasing the work of established and up-and-coming artists found everywhere from the pages of their graphic novels, comic books, periodicals and more! Join Ben Passmore, Angie Wang and Connor Willumsen for a talk highlighting the kaleidoscopic diversity of the comics form today. Moderated by BAC series editor Bill Kartalopoulos.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Biography: Mind Over Body

Our physical appearance often determines others’ expectations of us, but the truth of humanity is so much greater. Bill Griffith (Nobody’s Fool) and Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick (Hawking) discuss the lives of their subjects: legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, and sideshow performer “Schlitzie the Pinhead,” and how they transcended the limits others put on them. Moderated by Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charlie Kochman.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pulp Thrills

Murderous socialites, costumed super-thieves, a super-natural force possessing a new father, and an elite unit of boy scouts! Gabby Dunn (Bury the Lede), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook, Volume 2), Celine Loup (The Man Who Came Down The Attic Stairs), and Matt Kindt (Black Badge, Volume 2), come together on a rollicking panel that will delve deep into the dark, the horrific, and the lustful – all the best elements of pulp,…

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Pulp Thrills

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comics Spotlight: Chris Ware on Rusty Brown, in Conversation with Chip Kidd

Take a journey through the nature of time and space with the masterfully illustrated and brilliantly designed Rusty Brown. Chris Ware is back with another expansive and introspective work of graphic fiction sixteen years in the making. Join Chris Ware and Chip Kidd for a conversation that explores the rich depths of these interconnected, decade-spanning narratives that bring warmth to aching loneliness like only a Ware story can.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Testify! Drawing Ourselves Whole

Creation is a force that can make sense of the parts of our life where we are victimized or erased. Join Diane Noomin (Drawing Power), Kat Verhoeven (Meat and Bone), and Erin Williams (Commute), as they discuss how their newest books tell women’s stories of abuse, self-loathing, and need for connection, and find surprisingly uplifting ways to move forward. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This).…

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